Content, Context & Connectivity Persuasive Interplay

Content, Context & Connectivity Persuasive Interplay

Christian Grund Sørensen (Center for Computer Mediated Epistemology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/ijcssa.2013070108
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The aim of this paper is to discuss the relationship between content, context and connectivity and suggesting a model of Dynamic Interplay. This is done in relation to a specific learning environment concerning cultural mediation, in casu the Kaj Munk Case of the EuroPLOT-project (an EU-supported research project under EACEA). In the development of this project several categories of content have been implemented in technology enhanced learning tools. These have been designed to support learning in different contexts and eventually the role of the connectivity of these learning objects and tools is discussed. Focus is here on The Kaj Munk Study Edition, The Conceptual Pond, Immersive Layers Design, and Generative Learning Objects (GLOs) which are applications affiliated with the Munk case. This paper explores the persuasive potential of the interplay between the different applications for the benefit of learning and reflection and a model of Dynamic Interplay is introduced. This is done with a primary inspiration from rhetoric particularly in the shape of the Aptum model and a focus on kairos. Possible benefits of this approach are discussed and several questions for further research are suggested.
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Part of the complexity of the Kaj Munk Case relates to the complexity of content. The relevant content is not only multifaceted in its nature. Ideally it should also be presented in different mediations in order to facilitate reception in coherence with the original mediation. Munks’s works consist of novels and newspaper articles. These are quite unproblematic to display in a digitalized text-version. This is also the case with the comprehensive photo material documenting aspects of Munk’s life. These pictures may be presented in a digital resolution that even facilitates enhanced image quality through enlargement. This content is currently being digitalized, stored, and indexed at the Kaj Munk Research Center.

Part of the content is, however, not originally designed primarily for a print medium. This is the case for Munk’s plays that are originally designed for the living theatre – though obviously scripts were soon printed. Another category of such content is the sermons of Kaj Munk. Most of these are authored exclusively for the pulpit though a minority are characterized by being edited for print and publishing.

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